A MAN was taken to hospital following a three car collision on the outskirts of Durham City.

The accident happened just before 5.15pm on Saturday, near B&Q on Sunderland Road, and involved a Vauxhall Vectra, a Volvo and Mercedes Sprinter Van.

The man suffered minor injuries, not thought to be life-threatening, and was taken to the University Hospital of North Durham for treatment.

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Police closed the road as accident investigators assessed the scene and the Vectra was taken away by a recovery vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident number 322 of Saturday, May 24.